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Knitting with Cotton, Linen, and Silk: What You Need to Know
With Yumiko Alexander
Mar 4, 9:00am-10:30am
A swatch can predict how a garment knit or crocheted with non-elastic yarns will behave. Learn Yumiko’s process for accurate swatching with cotton, linen, and silk.
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When Yumiko Alexander moved from Japan to Arizona, her knitting changed. When she moved to a climate where the wool and alpaca yarns she had always worked with can be worn only a few months of the year, she switched to cottons and linens for warm-weather comfort.
For her designs to work with these non-elastic fibers, what else needed to change? First, she discovered that a swatch did not predict what would happen when she wore the full-size garment. So, from yarn weight, to type of needles (?and hooks?), to her swatching and washing processes — she has changed it all. Now she exclusively works with cotton, linen, and silk, and her swatches accurately predict the fit and drape of her garments. Learn the process she uses to avoid surprises.
Whether you live in a warm climate or cool, when you understand the characteristics of non-elastic fibers (what Yumiko calls their personalities), you will be able to use them for year-round comfort.
None- this is a lecture based class